I tend to fall in a vegetable rut – big time. I buy, prepare or order pretty much the same limited selection of veggies day after day. I’m not as adventurous as I’d like to be. Bok choy – never cooked it myself. Eggplant – husband doesn’t like it. Carrots and celery – one child is allergic.
Enter the juicer. It was my Christmas present / toy that is opening up quite a new world for me. This morning I made a simple combo of 1 lb of carrots, 1/2 lemon (peeled and seeded), and an apple. Delicious! It’s sweet and gorgeous. I would never in a million years get all the vitamins and phytonutrients I’ve just drunk. Yay!
I wrote an earlier blog on the juice cleanse fad. I’m not a fan of an extended cleanse for reasons given there. However, if you’re in a vegetable rut, you know you don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, or you’d like to reset your taste buds away from processed foods, and sugary and salty fare, then a short cleanse or an occasional juice (homemade or from a juice bar) are a great solution.